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ellerbracke (@ellerbracke)

Average level of pain after TKR?

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Mar 18, 2019 | Replies (13)

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@amytro

Thank you for saying this. I am 5.5 weeks out of my TKR and couldn't function without the Oxycodone. They are essential to PT and actually just getting around the house. I am doing well- 120 flexion and make steady progress. I too NEED the pain meds and have no interest in staying on them afterwards. They make me itch!!!

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@amytro Exactly. I don't know why it irritates me so much when people brag about taking Tylenol 2 weeks PO (I'm probably just jealous) but I want to scream from a rooftop "Well, good for you but I'll be damned if I even try to get off of my pain medication now" because I would give ANYTHING if my pain could be handled with an OTC medication. Trust me, I spend a small fortune on laxatives. I would gladly give that fresh new hell up any day if only I could. ­čÖé